Daily Archives: 5, May 2023

EIB supports Italy’s digital ambitions with €360m loan to TIM for 5G expansion

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) has provided a €360 million loan to TIM, an Italian telecommunications company, to support the expansion of 5G coverage across Italy by the end of 2025 using the 700 MHz bands. The loan, … Read the full press release

Infineon Launches Range of Discrete and Integrated GaN Devices for Industrial and Consumer Applications

(IN BRIEF) Infineon Technologies AG has released its range of CoolGaN devices to the broader market, following the successful integration of the CoolGaN 600 V HD-GIT technology into its in-house manufacturing. The expanded GaN portfolio includes a wide range of … Read the full press release

Infineon Showcases OptiMOS 7 MOSFETs at PCIM 2023 Tradeshows

(IN BRIEF) Infineon Technologies AG has launched its latest generation of power MOSFETs for automotive applications, called the OptiMOS 7 40V MOSFET family. These MOSFETs combine thin-wafer technology with innovative packaging to deliver significant performance benefits in tiny packages, making … Read the full press release

SGL Carbon welcomes children to explore the world of carbon and graphite

(IN BRIEF) On Girls’ and Boys’ Day in Germany, SGL Carbon opened its doors to interested children and young people at its sites in Bonn and Meitingen. Nine children in Bonn and six visitors in Meitingen were welcomed by the … Read the full press release

EnBW’s Q1 2023 adjusted EBITDA expected to be €2.8 billion, driven by sustainable generation infrastructure

(IN BRIEF) EnBW, a German energy company, has reported a significant increase in its first-quarter operating result, with a Group adjusted EBITDA of €2.8 billion, compared to €1.2 billion generated in the same period last year. The earnings growth was … Read the full press release

EnBW opens one of Germany’s largest fast-charging stations with solar canopy

(IN BRIEF) EnBW, a German energy company, has opened a new fast-charging station with a solar canopy near the A7 autobahn. With 32 high-power charging (HPC) points, it is one of the largest fast-charging stations in Germany, and EnBW’s second-largest. … Read the full press release

Thales and Nozomi Networks Partner to Boost Industrial Cybersecurity

(IN BRIEF) Thales has partnered with Nozomi Networks to install network sensors at sites worldwide, providing dedicated and non-intrusive network supervision to enhance industrial cybersecurity and improve incident detection and response. The partnership expands Thales’s expertise in network monitoring and … Read the full press release

Škoda Auto provides 45 electric and hybrid vehicles for IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship

(IN BRIEF) Czech carmaker Škoda Auto has provided a fleet of 45 vehicles to the organisers of the 2023 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship, as it has done since 1993. The vehicles, the majority of which are all-electric or plug-in … Read the full press release

Dassault Aviation Celebrates Six Decades of Innovation in Business Aviation

(IN BRIEF) French aircraft manufacturer Dassault Aviation marks the 60th anniversary of its first business jet, the Mystère 20, which was later rebranded as the Falcon 20. The plane’s success in the US market attracted buyers among entrepreneurs, government agencies, … Read the full press release

St Andrews professors receive grants for research in divinity and medieval history from British Academy

(IN BRIEF) The British Academy has awarded nearly £8 million in research funding to promote public engagement and understanding of the SHAPE disciplines, including the Senior Research Fellowships, Mid-Career Fellowships, and collaborative SHAPE research projects. Among the recipients are three … Read the full press release

Sandoz’s distribution and collaboration agreement to bring more affordable treatments to the US

(IN BRIEF) Sandoz to commercialize six products exclusively in the US following distribution and collaboration agreement with Adalvo. The products are aimed at treating disorders that affect millions of people in the US each year, including antifungal/antibiotic, oncology, and pulmonary. … Read the full press release

Stora Enso’s Executive VP of Brand and Communications René Hansen to leave in 2023

(IN BRIEF) René Hansen, Executive Vice President for Brand and Communications at Stora Enso, will be leaving the company on May 4, 2023, to pursue new career opportunities outside the firm. Stora Enso’s President and CEO, Annica Bresky, thanked Hansen … Read the full press release

EBRD’s Trade Facilitation Programme wins Best Deal of 2022 Award for Ukraine Agricultural Machinery Import

(IN BRIEF) The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development’s (EBRD) Trade Facilitation Programme (TFP) has been awarded the Best Deal of 2022 by Global Trade Review for its deal supporting the import of agricultural machinery in Ukraine. The EBRD rolled … Read the full press release

AFRY to improve production line at Valmet Automotive’s car plant in Finland

(IN BRIEF) AFRY, a Swedish engineering and consulting company, has signed a contract with Valmet Automotive, a car manufacturer, to improve and develop the manufacturing process and production line at its car plant in Finland. The project includes modifying part … Read the full press release

Ricoh to showcase new textile printing technologies at FESPA 2023

(IN BRIEF) Ricoh will be showcasing new, enhanced and collaborative technology aimed at helping textile creatives embrace fresh perspectives at FESPA, Europe’s leading exhibition for screen and digital, textile and wide format printing. The event will be held from May … Read the full press release

Accenture and Cervest collaborate on AI-powered climate intelligence platform

(IN BRIEF) Accenture Ventures Project Spotlight has partnered with Cervest, an AI-powered climate intelligence platform, to offer clients access to historical, current, and predictive climate data. The partnership will enable clients to assess and address asset and portfolio vulnerabilities for … Read the full press release

AAK Group reports strong start to 2023 with increased operating profit and cash flow

(IN BRIEF) Swedish food ingredients company AAK Group has reported a 43% rise in Q1 operating profit compared to the same period last year, driven by solid performance in its food ingredients and chocolate and confectionery fats business areas. Despite … Read the full press release

Freiburg Researchers find potential target for triple-negative breast cancer immunotherapy

(IN BRIEF) Researchers from the University of Freiburg have found that triple-negative breast cancer stem cells are invisible to the immune system due to changes in their metabolism. The study discovered that the cells adapt to become undetectable by downregulating … Read the full press release

NASA’s Hubble Telescope captures second shadowy disk formation around young star

(IN BRIEF) Astronomers have detected two shadows sweeping across the face of a vast pancake-shaped gas-and-dust disk surrounding the red dwarf star TW Hydrae. The discovery of a second shadow in just a few years could be from another disk … Read the full press release

Chimpanzees’ ability to combine vocalizations might be more ancient than previously thought, study suggests

(IN BRIEF) Researchers from the Universities of Zurich and Warwick have found evidence that chimpanzees may possess the ability to combine vocalizations into larger communicatively meaningful structures, similar to humans. The study shows that the ability to combine words into … Read the full press release

University of Liverpool hosts multicultural concert ahead of Eurovision

(IN BRIEF) Primary school children from the Liverpool City Region participated in a unique celebration of languages and music ahead of Eurovision. The “mini” Eurovision event saw hundreds of children perform European songs at the Tung Auditorium of the University … Read the full press release

Henkel’s Q1 Sales Rise Thanks to Strong Organic Growth and Double-Digit Pricing

Henkel: Company is currently not capable to predict with sufficient reliability the impact COVID-19 will have on its business performance in 2020

(IN BRIEF) Henkel, the German consumer goods and adhesives manufacturer, announced a strong start to the year with group sales of approximately €5.6 billion in the first quarter of 2023. The company achieved a very strong organic sales growth of … Read the full press release

ANDRITZ expands offerings for food and feed industries with alternative protein solutions

(IN BRIEF) International technology group ANDRITZ is expanding its offerings to the food and feed industries by providing solutions for the production of alternative proteins. The company will help customers scale up their production of alternative proteins and provide support … Read the full press release